I agree that Richard's situation becomes more poignant all the time. He is, of course, a murderous monster. Nevertheless, he is tortured by what he has done. Because of the situations that have put him where he is, I can't help but sympathize while simultaneously knowing that he is doomed.
Boardwalk Empire continues to attract top of the line guest stars. I thought Eric Laden, as J. Edgar Hoover, and Jeffrey Wright, as the creepy Dr. Narcisse, were both terrific in this week's show. I am enjoying the show at least as much as ever.